Michelle Welch- Counsellor BACP(accred).EAGALA Practitioner.

Michelle Welch- Counsellor BACP(accred).EAGALA Practitioner.

The Listening Room Counselling Service Ltd.
Nr Wem On A49 Heading Towards Whitchurch
North Shropshire

01939 200513 / 07870639770

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About me

Welcome to the Listening Room Counselling Service.

I describe myself as an integrative counsellor drawing on a range of therapies including: Person Centred, Cognitive behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.

I work in a very individual way with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential and safe environment to explore thoughts and feelings. Whatever your dilemma, maybe you have suffered a trauma or bereavement and are finding it difficult to cope, maybe you’re suffering with anxiety, depression, self-harm and are dependent on alcohol or drugs. Whether you need help with issues from your past or issues in your everyday life, working on a one-to-one basis at your own pace can be very beneficial.

When we are listened to with empathy, valued and accepted we tend to form a trusting relationship where we are more able to talk about our worries because we do not feel judged.

I believe that by gaining a new insight and understanding of yourself, your relationships, your life and your difficulties. You develop a greater sense of awareness of your behaviour and thinking. With the help of a counsellor you are more likely to see alternative ways of thinking and behaving and explore problems more fully so that you are more able to make decisions and act for yourself enabling you to make positive and lasting changes in your life.

EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Approach) is a model that is suitable for all ages working in groups or as an individuals. Sessions incorporate horses experientially in therapeutic sessions and EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) sessions. This therapy is very effective and offers an alternative to room based therapy. For further information please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation degree in counselling (Edge Hill University).

Bereavement care foundation course Level 2.

Bereavement care foundation course for children and young people.

Advanced Diploma Certificate in cognitive behavioural interventions (Staffordshire Uni).

Advanced Diploma Certificate in applications of cognitive behavioural interventions (Staffordshire Uni).

Child Protections Training for Schools Designated leads.

Anger Management Training for Children and Young People.

Working with Self-Harm in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Trained in Person-centred counselling, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). For more information on these therapies please go to our web-site.

Experience in the voluntary and private sectors, in school environments both primary and secondary. For more information please visit: www.listeningroomcounsellingservice.com.

Set in beautiful North Shropshire countryside we facilitate the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. No riding or experience of horsemanship is needed.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

EAGALA model fits well with young people who may suffer anxiety, depression, confidence, self worth, relationship difficulties, family problems, trauma, PTSD, autism, and bereavement. For those who find being face to face difficult it offers a more relaxed approach.

Bereavement counselling young people.

Self harm, young people.

Anger Management for young people. CBT,


You will normally attend one counselling session per week on a day and time that is convenient to you. These sessions will normally last up to 50 mins and reviews will take place every six weeks. At each review, we will discuss progress and evaluate and identify the need for further counselling. If you cannot attend arranged sessions, we would ask that you leave a message on 01939 200513. We will then contact you to re-arrange a session. Missed appointments will be charged for, please notify us at least a day in advance of non attendance.

£40.00 per hour session. Cash/Cheque or Bank transfer.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning. For a price list detailing equine therapies and group and individual requirements please get in touch.    

Fee's are reviewed annually.

Your enquiry is important. If I am unable to initially take your call, please leave us a confidential voice message, stating your name and the return telephone or mobile number that you would like us to return your call on. Please indicate in your message, if you would like us to return your call at a preferred time convenient to you.

Further information

I have full Professional Liability Insurance. Documentation disclosure available on request.

Up to date CRB certificates and Child Protection documentation.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a certified Eagala practitioner and adhere to the EAGALA code of ethics.(Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Approach).

Continual professional development, is on-going and a necessary part of providing the best service and care for all my customers.

Maps & Directions

Nr Wem On A49 Heading Towards Whitchurch, SY4 5UX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme